Gun Bros 2

I’m starting to think that the whole “overhyped macho men with giant guns” cliché is a bit too overused. I mean, even in the blatantly ironic sense, all that it can get out of me is a sigh. Yeah, we all get our power fantasies time after time and we certainly like to laugh at people who actually take them seriously but come on, there were hundreds of serious characters like this and I think, about two million parodies on each one of them. Now they’re just characters who presumably, only feed on raw beef and protein shakes and would break their legs if they ever tried to get up.

There are two gameplay mode: campaign and survival. Campaign puts two of you, meaning either you and your friend or you and a bot, even stupider than he looks, against various predetermined missions.

Gun Bros 2 returns the men with arms twice the size of their waist, to let them ravage with their weapons twice the size of their arms, against the forces of T.O.O.L. robots and mutants, twice the size of their weapons. This great mathematical progression plays out in glorious 3-D engine, full of high polygon count and lots of special effects, consisting at least 50% from explosions and another 50% from MANLINESS. There are two gameplay mode: campaign and survival. Campaign puts two of you, meaning either you and your friend or you and a bot, even stupider than he looks, against various predetermined missions. Survival mode lets two of you roam through a single map, until you both die, eventually. Maps for survival mode are unlocked only after you’ve completed them in the campaign, by the way. The heroes are controlled with two virtual sticks, one for aiming and shooting and another or running around. There is no ammo and no reloads as well, which is definitely a good thing for such a trigger-happy, shoot first, ask questions later game. After you’ve purchased a weapon and equipped it in any of the two weapon slots available for you, you can shoot it until your fingers fall off. There’s not much else I can tell about the actual gameplay. I mean, just look at any screenshot and that’s what you’re going to see throughout Gun Bros 2. You run around, shoot at whatever you see and escape from whatever anything shoots at you. The unusual thing here is vehicle section. Sometimes, a vehicle gets delivered for you at a special place, which is almost indestructible and lets you use some crazy powers for a limited amount of time, until it runs out of fuel. The biggest part of Gun Bros 2, apart from running and shooting of course, is collecting various armour and other objects that you can get from the special crates, sometimes dropped by the dying enemies.

The armour has an interesting effect, permanently boosting one of your stats, regardless of whether you have it equipped or not, quite an interesting system, meaning you can dress your man-child in whatever you wish, without losing any boosts from a particular set of armour. There are also special mods available for use, which you need to stick to either of your weapons, but only if said weapon has enough power, to handle the mod. These mods let you use special powers, which are shown as buttons over your shooting virtual stick. Oh, and yes, of course Gun Bros 2 is free-to-play, meaning that unless you are willing to pay up, most of the upgrades, and of course, coolest weapons and armor, are going to be unavailable for you, unless you are willing to spend a great amount of time on grinding.